Fr. Paul Inman, Assistant Priest 2012-2015

FrPaul InmanFr. Paul Inman. “I was born in 1960 and raised an Anglican, with nearly half my childhood spent in Nigeria, where I was at a remote little boarding school when the Biafran War eventually meant I had to be evacuated back to rural England to complete my education. Initially I thought farming would suit my personality but soon realised I should be working more directly with people. After a short time working on voluntary projects with the unemployed and homeless, a vocation emerged to my amazement. After training, I served as an Anglican priest for nearly twenty years in Manchester, Nigeria, Norfolk (Where I developed links with the Church in Papua New Guinea) and briefly in Corby. I was married in 1991 to Fiona and we have two girls; Sarah who is at university and Sophie who is doing her GCSE’s. After many years of soul searching, I received an inner call to the Catholic Church while serving in Corby. We were received as a family into the Catholic Church on the Feast of St Michael and All Angels, in 2009 by Bishop Peter. After nearly three years of preparation, the call to the Catholic priesthood was affirmed by the Church, and I was ordained on June 10th 2012. Becoming a Catholic has involved risk but has opened up wonderful new horizons in my journey of Faith, while there remain many elements of continuity with my past.”

Fr. Paul Inman was appointed Parish Priest at Our Lady’s, Wellingborough, starting September 1st, 2015.